In this +- 20 minute video, Joel and Gary demonstrate two similar, yet different approaches to making a 7-gem ring. Starting with a shank a curve and a single gem, they both build the upper part of the ring including gem placement, under-bezels, and prongs.
“Gary Dawson is owner of Gary Dawson Designs, an online custom design operation that was once featured as a “Best of the Best” by Instore Magazine. Dawson has over 40 years experience in creating designs that capture the personalities and stories of his customers. He is a frequent contributor to MJSA Journal, a founding member of the Council of Custom Jewelers, and a designated “Mentor Jeweler”. He has delivered seminars and presentations at numerous events, including AGTA GemFair, Portland Jewelry Symposium, and the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology.” ~Jewellery Business Magazine